Computer Simulation of Working Memory Storage Disability of Automobile Drivers

Fansen Kong, Jie Sui

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In general, using simulation to solve problems of human behaviour, as in done in Engineering, is particularly difficult. Making use of research into motor vehicle maneuverability, this article studies, from the engineering perspective, a computer simulation of working memory storage disabilities of automobile drivers. Firstly, utilising theories drawn from cognitive psychology, motor vehicle maneuverability dynamics, and fuzzy control theory, a driver working memory simulation model is advanced. The model integrates working memory, which is a critical factor in predicting complex cognitive manipulation activities. Secondly, the driver's working memory storage disability is simulated using the model and its effects on motor vehicle maneuverability and stability are assessed. The test results show that, in order to meet the requirements for vehicle maneuverability and stability, a driver must possess a working memory storage capacity of not less than four chunks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE 2005 World Congress & Exhibition
PublisherSAE International
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2005
EventSAE 2005 World Congress & Exhibition -
Duration: 11 Apr 200514 Apr 2005

Publication series

NameSAE International
ISSN (Print)0148-7191
ISSN (Electronic)2688-3627


ConferenceSAE 2005 World Congress & Exhibition


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